Two of the patients affected by the Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria at the Carlos Haya hospital in Málaga have died. One died on Monday, the other on Tuesday.
The outbreak began in April and a total of 17 people were infected, 4 of whom developed the disease.
One of those who died had developed the disease, the other had not. The hospital said that initial clinical data suggests that the patients were suffering from severe pre-existing disease that might be the cause of death and that for now, it is not possible to link the death of these people to infection by the bacteria.
Clinical analysis is being carried out to determine the exact cause of the deaths.